Pedal Power ACT want people to ride their bikes more.
This is a good thing.
They’ve come up with a bit of a plan to aid people in getting on their bikes, it’s called The Recreational Cycling in the Workplace Program.
Over 6 weeks, Pedal Power ACT will host lunchtime rides in Belconnen, Civic, Woden, and Tuggeranong.
Pedal Power ACT Executive Officer John Armstrong says the program will reveal a new way to spend the lunch hour.
“Cycling is so good for our health, but a lot of people may not get out on their bike as often as they’d like to due to busy lifestyles and work commitments.
“Our new Recreational Cycling in the Workplace program will not only show Canberrans that there is a healthy and alternative way to spend their lunch hour but it will also improve skills and confidence under the supervision of a trained instructor.”
The program will cater to two levels of cyclist: beginners and intermediate and each ride will be led by an AustCycle trained instructor.
The program will focus on skills improvement and fitness and will aim to improve the confidence level of beginner cyclists. It will also encourage participants to cycle more regularly or ride further than before.
The Recreational Cycling in the Workplace program will commence on Monday 21 October and run until 18 November, with eight rides each week.
Nowhere on the release or their website can I find any mention of providing people with bikes. Meaning this program is probably only for people who have their bikes with them during their lunchbreak… So people who cycle to work. People who it seems already are “cyclists” and thus don’t need a program to help them discover the joys of cycling.
So who exactly is this for?
Maybe it’ll get people to ride to work who don’t already. I don’t know, I hope so.
Go little cycling encouragement program, go!